If you want to give your home a fresh new look, you don’t need a lot of time or a huge budget. With these seven easy projects, you can give your home a whole new look in a just weekend. Why not try one this week?
Decorate Your Bookcases
If you have bookshelves in your den, lounge or study, decorating them can spruce up your whole room. A coat of paint in a colour you love that goes well with your existing decor can make a huge difference.
If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, why not wallpaper the insides of your bookcases for a fun and eye-catching look?
Add Some Pretty Jars
A few pretty jars can be turned into a quick project that will give any room a lift. Try filling them with Christmas lights for a twinkly home made a lamp.
Fill them with your most used ingredients for a pretty kitchen display – add chalkboard labels for a rustic look. Or why not fill them with bath salts or pretty soaps for a refreshed bathroom?
Refinish A Piece Of Furniture
Refinishing a piece of furniture will give you something new for your home and add interest to any room. A simple coat of paint on a piece of wooden furniture will make it look like new. Choose white for a bright and airy look, or try a soft pastel or a bright, bold colour. If you’re working on a cabinet or a chest of drawers, add some new or vintage handles.
Add A Chair Rail
A chair or dado rail is a wooden moulding on or just below the midway point of a wall. A chair rail adds instant elegance, and installing one isn’t as complicated as you might think. With stick on moulding, you can create your chair rail in one weekend. For added pizzazz, redecorate the wall above and below your rail with contrasting or complementary paint colours. From rich, deep shades to light easy on the eye pastels, the colour combination is limited only by your imagination.
Re-Arrange Your Furniture
One of the simplest home decor ideas is a little furniture re-arranging. By just orienting your bed to a different direction, or moving your lounge furniture away from the walls to create a new seating area, you can give a room a whole new look and feel.
Add Some Accents
A few accents can give any room a face lift. Try a new rug, some new curtains, or a striking piece of wall art. A brightly coloured throw and a matching vase will add personality to any room. If you don’t want to stretch your budget, try gathering together a collection of items such as mirrors, vases or bottles from within your home and grouping them together for an eye-catching talking point.
Give Your Porch A Makeover
A porch makeover will give your whole home a facelift in no time. Paint your front door a brand new colour – why not try something bright and cheery? Add some beautiful potted plants or shrubs; a hanging basket filled with flowers or a quirky collection of garden ornaments for extra personality.
Decorating your home doesn’t have to take a lot of time or money.
Try out some of these tips for a fresh new look in just one weekend.